Scottish Cup round-up: Annan cause an upset by beating Hamilton
By Charlie McFaulds
Last Updated: 10/01/16 9:16am
Rabin Omar scored a brace as Annan beat top-flight opponents for the first time in their history with a 4-1 victory over Hamilton to progress to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.
Matthew Flynn gave the League Two promotion hopefuls the lead after just six minutes when he tucked a shot into the bottom corner from close range.
Josh Todd (47) doubled the advantage when he exchanged passes with Peter Weatherson at the edge of the box and drilled the ball past Michael McGovern.
Accies pulled a goal back on 65 minutes when Eamonn Brophy set up Greg Docherty to shoot home from inside the penalty area.
But Annan responded a minute later as Todd set up Omar to score with a shot, before the latter fired high into the net on 71 minutes to secure a memorable win.
Motherwell scored twice in the opening six minutes at Fir Park to lay the foundations for a 5-0 victory over Cove Rangers.
Louis Moult (2) nodded the ball over the line after Josh Law had set him up, and Scott McDonald finished with a close- range shot to double the advantage.
The home side struck again on 34 minutes when McDonald turned provider and Marvin Johnson blasted his shot into the top corner from inside the penalty area.
Stephen Pearson (44) increased the misery of the Highland club with another low drive after good work from Moult.
And Pearson was on target again just after an hour when he netted the fifth with another shot after Lionel Ainsworth set him up.
Dunfermline twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Premiership side Ross County at East End Park.
Alex Schalk put the Highlanders ahead on four minutes when he crashed home a low drive from distance.
But the League One leaders responded when Faissal El Bakhtaoui also found the net with a long-range shot on 15 minutes.
Schalk caused more problems for the home side when he won a penalty, and from the resulting spot-kick Brian Graham restored the advantage for the visitors.
Dunfermline levelled the match again on 56 minutes when Brad McKay got on the end of a Michael Paton delivery to nod the ball over the line.
Scottish Cup holders Inverness CT endured a frustrating afternoon as they were held to a 0-0 draw by League Two Stirling Albion.
The visitors unsurprisingly had the better of the match, and could have snatched victory seven minutes from time when Greg Tansey went close with a shot from inside the box.
An early strike from Craig Slater turned out to be decisive as Kilmarnock beat St Johnstone 1-0 at McDiarmid Park.
The visitors, who lost in the Premiership at the same venue in November, made a bright start when Slater blasted a free-kick into the top corner with just six minutes on the clock following a foul by Chris Millar on Greg Kiltie.
Saints pressured their visitors after the break and John Sutton squandered their best chance when he sent a header wide from a promising position.
Dundee United ended a miserable run of no victories in nine games with a 1-0 win over League One promotion-hopefuls Airdrie.
Blair Spittal (79) blasted a free-kick past Airdrie 'keeper Rohan Ferguson after Liam Watt had fouled Scott Fraser.
United had been more threatening throughout the tie with Paul Dixon hitting the crossbar in the first half, while Billy McKay and Fraser also going close.
Hibernian scored twice in the space of three minutes as they beat Championship rivals Raith Rovers 2-0 at Starks Park.
Defender Darren McGregor blasted the ball in from a corner shortly after coming off the bench with 61 minutes on the clock.
Rovers were still recovering from that setback when Dominique Malonga netted with a shot from outside the penalty area.
Dumbarton progressed to the fifth round of the competition with a 2-1 victory over Championship counterparts Queen of South.
Steven Saunders set up Garry Fleming for the opening goal on 17 minutes to give Dumbarton the lead.
The visitors hit back when Derek Lyle finished from close range at a set-piece, but Fleming restored Dumbarton's lead five minutes later when a shot into the corner of the net.
Thomas O'Ware scored the decisive goal as Morton beat Championship rivals Livingston 1-0 at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
The central defender got on the end of an inswinging corner from Ross Forbes to score with a header after 65 minutes.
And Scottish Junior club Linlithgow Rose earned a 3-3 draw with struggling League One side Forfar at Prestonfield Park despite playing for most of the second half with 10 men.
Michael Travis (32) had given the visitors the lead with a header, but Linlithgow responded seven minutes later with a Ruari MacLennan shot.
Forfar restored their lead with an Iain Campbell penalty on 50 minutes, moments after Gary Thom had been dismissed for his foul on Scott Martin.
Gavin Swankie fired home the third within three minutes, but Forfar went into the match without a win in four league games.
And Jamie McKenzie (65) scored from close range 90 seconds before Graham Weir earned the minnows a replay.